Te Ture mō te Ratonga Tūmatanui | The Public Service Act 2020
The new Public Service Act passed into law in August 2020. The Act:
- modernises the operation of the Public Service
- sets out shared purposes, principles and values for the Public Service and the people working in it, extending the coverage of these shared purposes, principles and values to a wider public sector
- establishes new organisational forms and ways of working to achieve better outcomes for the public
- affirms the fundamental importance of the spirit of service to the community.
Over the past 12 months, the provisions of the Act have underpinned change in five key areas.